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Wojciech Odrobina Why is good architecture important?


Many may think of architecture as a frivolous activity, of a certain elite, but I am going to show you here why architecture is important to all of us.


On a basic level, architecture is important to society because it provides the physical environment in which we live. At a deeper level, architecture provides an expression of human civilization in time, which then remains, as in the case of monuments, for study by future generations.


Architecture is an expression of the true strength of a society, because the things that humans value the most are those that are almost irrevocable, almost "forever".


Unlike other forms of art, architecture is visible and it is difficult to get rid of it, it surrounds us when we walk through the cities of the world. Architecture is a relatively permanent expression of how society views itself as a whole. It is a powerful reflection of human culture.


Architecture is part art and part science. A mixture of reason and emotion is always present in good architecture. As art it provides a form of creative expression that leads society to look at its living space and the environment in general in different ways. At the same time, good architecture meets the functional needs of society.


Why is good architecture important for the environment?


Because the world's population is growing rapidly, with a latest estimate of reaching 10 billion by 2050, if China and India continue at the current rate. At the same time that the population is growing, it is also urbanizing.


This process is a huge challenge for humanity and the environment. However, it also presents itself as a great opportunity for greater sustainability if we do it right. Architecture plays a fundamental role in the shape of houses and therefore in the life of all populations. If we design our cities well we can reduce the need for long trips every day to go to school or buy bread.


If we design our buildings well, so that they provide energy instead of consuming it, we will be more sustainable and we will also be able to keep the options open for a future.


Why is architecture important for health?


Urban architecture and design have a direct impact on our health in several ways. Firstly, it affects our physical activity. People can be encouraged to go on foot or by bicycle, as a regular means of transportation, as long as the design of the city allows this to be done safely and conveniently.


And why is this important? Because regular physical activity is good for preventing a variety of medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even mental illness. Good architecture can also reduce occupational health problems.


Stress can be reduced and mental health improves by ensuring that, where possible, users of a workspace can have direct control over the site.


For example, simply allowing people to open windows and adjust lighting contributes to a more harmonious workspace and noticeably improves health by not having to be forced to always be in bright light or under the harmful effects of air conditioning.


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Wojciech Odrobina What does a Architect?


Wojciech Odrobina What does a Architect?

Unquestionably, Architecture is one of the oldest professions, which combines principles and concepts of Engineering with creativity and artistic expression. 

The main job of an Architect is to create, plan and design buildings for different purposes, including residential, commercial, industrial or urban landscaping.

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Wojciech Odrobina Architect

While the Engineers focus on finding solutions to the problems and coordinating the technical aspect of the construction process, the Architects present a clear guide to their vision of the building to be built; in other words, the architects give personality and artistic value to the different buildings.

These professionals usually work for architect firms that are agencies dedicated to the design and renovation of buildings, in this sense, they offer their services to construction companies, investors and government entities. In general, when the initiative arises to construct a new building or to carry out a renovation or remodeling in an existing work, different firms of Architects present their ideas and designs to the applicant, who will choose the best proposal based on creativity, feasibility and cost of the project.

Similarly, Architects may choose to work for private companies or government entities as consultants or inspectors of works; Furthermore, these professionals can work independently or autonomously.


Principal functions
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Wojciech Odrobina Design

Here are the most common functions of an Architect:

* Create, plan and design buildings and structures:

* Conceptualize and organize ideas, materials and design styles before starting to execute a proposal.

* Sketch buildings and structures to scale using specialized programs such as AutoCAD or SketchUp and other tools.

* Include engineering principles and elements in its design, such as the base of the structure, water and electrical systems, as well as analyzing materials and their properties.

* Integrate environmental aspects in the design to give it natural light, green areas, ventilation and a rainwater collector.

* Prepare a report that indicates the cost of the material, the labor required, the permits and the necessary documentation, as well as the estimated time to carry out the construction.

* Take into consideration environmental factors, such as temperature, altitude, wind speed, and weather events that may affect the integrity of the building.

Daily tasks

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Wojciech Odrobina Construction

* Create and design buildings and structures.

* Design renovation plans for existing buildings and structures.

* Evaluate the conditions of old buildings to determine if they are habitable or not.

* Carry out on-site inspections of construction sites.

* Present design projects for new buildings to potential clients.



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